Is shipper-carrier alignment possible to achieve? Good shipper – carrier alignment is seen as one of the most crucial factors in the successful completion of every shipment. This is actually not a secret and this fact is known widely, both by shippers as well as trucking companies in Miami, Florida. For shippers, the weights of the present transportation condition are mounting and not getting any … Continue reading Shipper-Carrier Alignment – What is the secret?
Five Habits that every Truck Driver must Adopt to be a successful trucker The world of trucking is not as obvious as it seems. There are times when a trucker might feel frustrated because that’s what the job demands. It demands that a trucker should be able to take in frustration and find a way out of tough situations. A lot of responsibility is on … Continue reading 5 habits to be a successful truck driver
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women represent almost 47% of all the workforce in the United States. This ratio, unfortunately, doesn’t translate to many individual industries. In trucking, for example, women remain significantly underrepresented. Reports from the American Trucking Association published a couple of years ago found that women composed merely 11.4% of the trucking workforce. That being said, some women have still … Continue reading The Coolest Woman in Logistics
Technology in recent times has taken many previously non-automated jobs in the industrial world, now according to reports, there are plans to launch the first automated truck. That is to say, we will start having self-driven trucks real soon. Computer scientists and economists say the threat isn’t merely theoretical: Automated cars pose an existential threat to the many Americans who drive for a living: 2.9 … Continue reading Is technology a threat or opportunity to truck drivers?
As far as buzzwords go in 2017, “bitcoin” is probably near the top of the list. But this post is not about encrypted, decentralized payment systems. It’s about the framework beneath cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin known as blockchain. Explaining the technical aspects of blockchain can get complicated pretty quickly. But, in a nutshell, think of blockchain as a digital ledger that is shared across a network … Continue reading What Is Blockchain and Why Should You Care
Elon Musk is no stranger to groundbreaking innovations. Through companies like PayPal, Tesla, and Space X, the entrepreneur has aimed to revolutionize the payment, automotive, and space travel industries, respectively. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Recently Musk announced that Tesla has its sights set on trucking. In a conference held close to Space X’s headquarters, Musk unveiled the new Tesla Semi, an … Continue reading Is This The Future of Trucking?
Not all trailers are created equal. There’s an ideal type of trailer for each shipment, and knowing which trailer works best in advance can save you headaches and delays in the long run. Let’s take a look at advantages and disadvantages the three main types of truck trailers. Dry Van This is probably the most common kind of trailer out there. Dry vans are versatile and can … Continue reading Know your trailer
We’re used to working in a fast-paced environment at Quickload. But this week we went to eMerge Americas and it was a whirlwind of great ideas and innovation! eMerge Americas brings together innovators, startups, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from all over the world for two action-packed days of conferences, networking, and competitions right here in our city at the Miami Convention Center. We were lucky to … Continue reading Quick Recap: eMerge Americas 2017
Summer brings higher temperatures everywhere, especially inside a truck trailer. Did you know that the inside of a truck trailer that is not temperature-controlled can be over 30 ˚F higher than the temperature outside? So, for example, if it’s 90 ˚F here in Miami, the temperature inside a container can climb up to a scorching 120 ˚F. It’s no wonder then that summer brings an … Continue reading Keep it Cool This Summer